LONDON, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Figures from StubHub.co.uk show spike in public interest as fans rush to catch remaining shows
After Thursday's announcement that Viva Forever will close its doors to audiences, searches for tickets to the show have risen by 220% according to official figures from StubHub.co.uk, the UK ticketing site and part of the eBay family.
Following a much hyped launch in November last year, which saw all five Spice Girls reunited for the opening night, the show was marred by bad reviews from critics and audiences, forcing organisers to call an end to its run with a reported £5 million loss. The last performance will take place on 29th June.
Speaking of the news Brigitte Ricou-Bellan, General Manager for StubHub International, said: "Despite the bad press, this news will come as a disappointment to many and we've seen a significant uplift in searches as fans rush to get tickets while they still can. With just eight weeks until the show ends StubHub is helping fans across the country find remaining tickets safely and securely."
Following the announcement, former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm urged fans to get tickets while they still can, tweeting: "@vivaforever is still on until 29th June, get tickets go see it before it's gone. It is brilliant."
Meanwhile Emma Bunton tweeted her disappoint along with her thanks to fans: "I am totally gutted that our wonderful show @vivaforever is coming to an end. Thank you to all our amazing fans for your constant support!"
StubHub, America's largest secondary ticketing marketplace and part of the eBay Inc. family, provides fans with a safe and secure online platform to buy and sell tickets to a host of live events.
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